Welcome to another year of incredible teen adventures in high school and beyond with St. Martin’s Griffin (cue noisemakers and glitter explosions!!). We're so glad you're here to learn about these forthcoming Young Adult books!
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On to the books!
ELEANOR & PARK
YALSA has nominated ELEANOR & PARK for their 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults AND their 2014 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Lists!
This is the sweet and heartbreaking story of two high school misfits who meet on the bus in an economically-depressed small town and fall in love for the first time.
"Funny, hopeful, foulmouthed, sexy and tear-jerking." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"The pure, fear-laced, yet steadily maturing relationship Eleanor and Park develop is urgent and breathtaking and, of course, heartbreaking, too." —Booklist (starred review)
"Rowell keeps things surprising." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Purchase for readers who are drawn to quirky love stories or 1980s pop culture." —School Library Journal (starred review)
A coming-of-age tale of family, first love, and fan fiction from the talented author of ELEANOR & PARK (see above).
"Absolutely captivating." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A funny and tender coming-of-age story that’s also the story of a writer finding her voice. [...] Touching and utterly real." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"This book will find a wide audience, especially among older fans of Harry Potter." —School Library Journal (starred review)
USES FOR BOYS
erica lorraine scheidt
YALSA has nominated USES FOR BOYS for their 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults AND their 2014 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Lists!
In this beautifully written debut novel Anna, a father-less and fiercely independent teenager, drops out of high school and moves into the heart of Portland to become the independent woman she knows she can be.
"Haunting, frank and unputdownable." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"[T]his fast-moving book can be devoured in one sitting, but reveals even more upon rereading." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"[R]eaders will find themselves emotionally exhausted but hopeful." —Booklist (Starred Review)
IF YOU FIND ME
YALSA has nominated IF YOU FIND ME for their 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults list!
14-year-old Carey and her little sister Jenessa are barely surviving out in the backwoods with their drug-addicted mother until the day their estranged father draws them out of the woods into the uncharted territory of a warm home, a large family, friends, school, and more.
“First-time author Emily Murdoch has written a painful, hopeful, surprisingly quiet book that charts the best and worst of humanity.” —Booklist (starred review)
"[T]he deep bond between the sisters is almost physically palpable, as is their intense longing for love and acceptance." —School Library Journal (starred review)
"[U]nflinching about life's pain and hopeful about its possibilities." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"I LOVED this book. A librarian friend of mine loaned me the ARC and I cannot wait to have several copies for my library! I have so many high schoolers who will be begging to check one out. [...] It is just so real. I cried my way through the last few chapters." —Kingwood Park High School Librarian Ruth Parrish
"In Carey, Murdoch gives us a strong, kind, moral and complex protagonist whose dedication to her younger sister is particularly heart-wrenching. As Carey acclimates to her new life and grapples with the traces of her old one, she discovers she can still respect who she was in the woods, while also leaving that girl behind." —The New York Times Book Review
The third installment in the powerful new House of Night Novellas mini-series tells the secret story behind Zoey's most powerful enemy, Neferet, the Tulsa House of Night's darkly seductive High Priestess, who wasn't always a powerful vampyre.
"The fluid, romantic style [...] will delight fans." —Booklist on LENOBIA'S VOW
In the third book of the Watersong series, Gemma's life is in grave danger unless she can break the Siren curse before it's too late. With the help of Harper and Daniel, she'll delve deep into her enemies' mythical past—and their darkest secrets.
"Amanda Hocking knows how to tell a good story and keep readers coming back for more. More is exactly what they will be looking for once they’ve turned the last page." —Kirkus Reviews on TORN
YALSA nominated WAKE (Watersong #1) for their 2013 Teens' Top Ten list!
In the fourth novel in the bestselling Chronicles of Nick series Nick has his driver's license and he's not afraid to use it. But while other boys his age are worried about prom dates and applying for college, Nick is learning to command the elements and battle his enemies.
"[Sherrilyn Kenyon is] the reigning queen of the wildly successful paranormal scene." —Publishers Weekly in "When Love Is Strange"